Jedsbrew (465) - Rhineland, Missouri, USA - MAR 28, 2003
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2004 Kind of skinny for a bock, not much aroma, slightly toasty malt flavor and dry in the finish. Still, a pretty good drink, although it was better when it was a "cheap" beer.
Gelada (12) - ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2003
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A surprisingly tasty beer from a larger american producer. Good refreshing drink for the summer.
microdyke (360) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 23, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear amber with virtually no head. An aroma of lime candy and a touch sweet and malty. A malty and sweet flavor.
BeaverBrown (245) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 22, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown with a hint of red. Smells like candy. Not much flavor. Flat regardless of many bubbles.
Shag (2584) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAR 14, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2003 Reddish brown appearance. Slightly malty aroma. Flavor is slightly sweet and crisp. Fairly one dimensional. Palate is rather thin. Overall decent and much better than BMC swill. Good way to get swill drinkers to try a "dark" beer.
MicroRob (42) - Kelowna, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 12, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Better on tap than from the bottle. A good standby when in Texas and all there is on tap is Coors Light and Bud. Lacking hops but very drinkable beer.
UNCCTF (477) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 9, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear dark brown coloring with a decent tan head. Aroma and flavor both dominated by malts, with little to no hop presence. I liked this one a lot better than I expected to, and I would drink it again. It's good, yet not overpowering.
igneous1 (1492) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - FEB 27, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
clear amber that is thin on the head. aroma is a slight chocolatey malt. flavor is malt with virtually no hoppiness to it.
gofor3 (3) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 27, 2003 does not count
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
My favority Bock beer. Best when from the tap. Can be a bit heavy with medium malt flavor. One of several fine Spoetzl brews.
kwoeltje (2232) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - FEB 21, 2003
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice dark amber. Decent head. Mild malt flavor. OK, so it isn't the world's best bock. It is a good session beer, and a good introduction into the world beyond pale American lagers (I know-it was mine a couple of decades ago, when it was a bit harder to find).